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as 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes, a man who has been in trouble with the law before on charges he fired a gun at a neighbor. the boy is on medication and is said to have special needs. >> at this time, we have no reason to believe that the child has been harmed. >> reporter: police have been in contact with the gunman using a pvc pipe to communicate through. and late today made this heartbreaking request. >> pray. pray. j >> reporter: we are told that this could be a slow process. >> we've got an old saying to use delay in order to save time. the more patient approach they take, the less likely they are to make mistakes, to move the slowly, to get it right, to communicate properly, and slowly and gently unravel this. >> reporter: he says rushing the bunker is the very last resort, especially in a case where the hostage taker may have planned the crime in advance. >> as long as they're talking, as long as they have some sort of dialogue and he's indicated that he's open to talking, then they know that there's the possibility of getting him to come out and getting the child out. >> report
-old jimmy lee dykes. the two are holed up in an underground bunker or tornado shelter. police are able to get medicine to the young boy. but officials aren't saying much about communications. they're communicating through a pvc pipe. the gunman bored the school bus in midland city. and then killed the bus driver and took the young hostage. >>> a ferocious storm system raked its way through the country. it's making its way north. at least two people have lost their lives in georgia and tennessee. many have lost their homes and tens of thousands were left without power. nbc's kurt gregory has more. >> reporter: wicked winds whipped through charlotte, north carolina, as rain drenched the queen city, all a part of the nasty storm system marching across the southeast on wednesday. that same system spawned a massive funnel cloud in adairsville, georgia. 100 people were at work when the twister took aim on this plant. thankfully, all were safe. in tennessee, the national weather service confirmed four tornadoes touched down. one man was killed by a falling tree. and in kentucky, two people we
-old jimmy lee dykes is responsible for starting a hostage standoff after he shot and killed a 66-year-old bus driver and then kidnapped a 5-year-old boy on tuesday. this is a picture where police say dykes is holed up with the 5-year-old boy. to gabe gutierrez in midland city, alabama. fill us in on the most up-to-date information there. >> reporter: thomas, the standoff has been bizarre from the beginning and is dragging past 40 hours. this morning hostage negotiators have been talking with the suspect thank you a pvc pipe attached to an underground tornado bunker. officials say so far the 5-year-old hostage is unharmed. they're identifying him simply by his first name, ethan. he'll turn 6 in a few weeks. they have been able to bring ethan medicine for an unspecified medical condition and a coloring book to occupy his time. this standoff began tuesday afternoon. a police source close to the investigation says 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes boarded a stopped school bus and demanded several children come along with him. when the school bus driver refused, police say, dykes opened fire, sh
bunker where he is hiding. 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes is holding a 5-year-old boy hostage after allegedly grabbing him from a school bus and shooting the driver on tuesday. police say the boy is not hurt and they've been able to give him medicine and coloring books as they continue to negotiate with dykes. >>> president obama's choice to become the next secretary of defense faced some tough questions on capitol hill this morning during his confirmation hearing. republicans grilled chuck hagel on the 2007 surge. he insisted that was not the only issue that defined him. hagel also reaffirmed his support for israeli security and his stance that all options must be on the table to prevent iran from gaining nuclear capability. >>> time to check on business and tech. shares in facebook falling this morning even after the company says it made far more money than investors expected. scott mcgrew, you say investors don't get facebook. >> no, they don't. we've never dealt with a social network that makes $1.6 billion every quarter. there's nothing to compare it to to say, how does faceboo
. authorities say 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes is allowing police to deliver medicine to the hostage. he fatally shot a school bus driver and took the child hostage on tuesday. a hostage negotiator has been trying to convince the suspect to surrender ever since. >>> today the senate is poised to pass legislation raising the debt ceiling. this bill was passed by the house last week. it would extend the federal government's borrowing limit of $16.4 trillion through mid may. without this bill, the government will default on its obligations as early as mid- february. president obama is expected to sign the bill into law as soon as it reaches his desk. >>> still to come when the news continues, the doctor is in. today dr. phil talks to the man behind the notre dame girlfriend hoax and we're going to have a live interview with dr. phil coming up in about 15 minutes. >> but first, see what happens when our own jc hayward meets members of a popular cbs talk show covering super bowl sunday [ male announcer ] when your business is powered by verizon, you can do more business per second. and with more reli
to the kidnapper, 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes, through a ventilation pipe. >> that's an innocent kid, let him go back to his parents. he's crying for his parents and his grandparents and he does not know what's going on. >> reporter: police say the two are in a six by eight foot bunker four feet underground. >> i've actually seen the hole, the bunker he's in now. he's got steps made out of cinder blocks going down to it. >> reporter: authorities say the veteran has enough supplies to last for weeks. he is allowing the boy, described as a child with autism, to watch television and take medication sent down through that pipe. alabama state senator harri anne smith has been with the child's mother since the beginning of the standoff. >> ethan's mom did want me to convey a message to the community and the people of this area, that she's extremely grateful for all the prayers. that that's what's getting her through. >> reporter: the ordeal began tuesday, when the suspect stormed a school bus, demanding to remove children. a heroic bus driver, charles poland, was shot and killed trying to protect them
the boy from a school bus. those neighbors identify him as jimmy lee dykes, and police say he shot and killed the bus driver who tried to shield his students. dykes and the boy are in an underground storm shelter on dykes' rural property. the police are talking to them through a ventilation pipe. overseas tonight, iran is reportedly planning to use new sen fortunatelie centrifuges that can enrich uranium more quickly. that could enable it to build an atomic bomb sooner than had been anticipated. the white house called this another provocative step and we asked david mart turnpike look into it. >> reporter: the 3,000 new centrifuges would take up to a year to install, so iran still has not crossed the threshold to a nuclear weapon. but to david albright, who closely monitors the iranian nuclear program, this is an ominous development. >> it's iran signaling that they're going to dramatically increase their capability to produce enriched uranium, and it's the thing that everyone's been fearing. >> reporter: the new centrifuges, which iran apparently has been able to produce despite i
called midland city. neighbors say the property belongs to a 65-year-old man named jimmy lee dykes and authorities have been able to talk to the suspect through a pvc pipe and they have sent down prescription medicine for the child who has asperger's sin drone as well as coloring books and crayons. the boy's family remains hopeful this morning. >> the family was camped out once they heard about it and we got in touch with them just the give them any -- to give them any comfort that they needed. and they're just holding on by a thread right now. hoping to get a resolution to the situation and get their young son back. >> negotiators believe that the child has not been harmed. >>> in the wake of the -- dozens of people were forced to leave homes after a massive fire broke out at a frozen food plant. >> that fire started just after 6:00 yesterday evening at the echo lake foods in burlington, wisconsin. look at this video it's incredible. flames and thick plumes of smoke could be seen high in the sky. about 80 homes were evacuated and firefighters say the eight alarm fire was at the ce
lee dykes through a pipe. they say the boy is physically o-k. dykes was supposed to appear in court yesterday on charges he shot at his neighbors during an argument in december. he killed one of my doffed. he is the source selfs for a long time he has been left timebomb fifth film shot after refusing to hand over a child. a man suspected of a fatal off shooting has been found dead of it self of inflicted gun shot wound. he walked into a law office wednesday morning and after a dispute during a mediation session opened fire. a 30 year-old was killed. another attorney was critically injured. the body of an american pilot has been found off the coast of italy. air force captain lucas gruenther had been missing for three days. after his f-16 went down in the adriatic sea. he was on a training flight. captain gruenther is being remembered as a compassionate husband, a loving son and a devoted brother. attorneys for george zimmerman want a judge to push back his murder trial date from june to november. zimmerman is a former neighborhood watch volunteer. he's charged in the shooting death
gathered outside the bunker, where authorities say 65 year-old jimmy lee dykes is holding the boy. dykes allegedly took the child tuesday afternoon in midland city, after shooting and killing the school bus driver. authorities say dykes was due in court wednesday morning to answer charges that he shot at neighbors in dispute last month. >> still ahead nasa has launched a new space shuttle what it could mean for the future of space flight on the kron 4 morning news continues also today on dr. phil at 4 the man behind the manti teo thank girlfriend hoax is breaking his silence. ronaiah tuiasosopo sits down with a doctor for a first tell-all interview about the hoax that duped the notre dame football star. you can watch the two-part interview right >> we're back at 4:45. let us talk weather and traffic. we have a nice forecast. we have troubles on traffic from erica will tell you more. >> the twinkling lights on the bay bridge. waking up to mainly '30's in the east interior valleys. upper '40's all the calls. >> downtown san francisco 49. 43 in oakland. for 38 in concord and 42 in fremont.
him as 65- year-old jimmy lee dykes. >> we discovered that the suspect fled the scene with a small child. >> reporter: police believe dykes apparently shot the bus driver. he apparently built a bad reputation around town. >> i didn't talk to him, especially ar-- after he killed my dog. >> reporter: negotiators have confirmed they've had contact with the child. he doesn't appear to be hurt. >> we just want the whole world that theres this -- that hears this believing that this young child will be able to get home safe. >> reporter: now, in this homemade bunker, this bomb shelter, almost like a tornado shelter that you would put under the ground. apparently the suspect has electricity. he apparently has a television. so fbi investigators have asked us to be careful about certain video that we show in case he's watching news coverage that they don't make this situation any more tense than it is. we're in the second full day of this. >> craig boswell loining us live from alabama. thank you for the update. >>> controversial the comments. >>> plus -- going on right now, the confirmation
. possibly dark-colored clothing. >> reporter: authorities say the suspect is jimmy lee dykes, recently charged with menacing. the child is being held in an underground bunker. it's unclear what the child's relationship is with the man. >> he said he needed a kid because something about the law coming after him. >> reporter: this morning, the community is in shock. >> i feel sorry for everybody on the bus. >> reporter: authority have surrounded the suspect and are negotiating. the child needs medication. the suspect allowed police to provide it. the fbi has been called in to help. sources are describes this as extremely sensitive with authorities praying the little boy will be okay. elizabeth? >> all right, we, are, too. thank you, ppierre. >>> now to the monster storm system. sam, you're tracking it all. a 900-mile-long storm system? >> and it's active right now, has been throughout the night, will be for hours longer. twitter pictures, facebook. this is from louisville, the heavy rain. look at the storm reports. more than 300 reports of storm damage. more coming in now since this is a
. 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes has been holding a boy hostage since tuesday afternoon. boarded the boy's school bus, killed the driver and kidnapped the boy. they are now locked in an under ground shelter. there is no reason to believe the boy is hurt. dykes was scheduled to appear at court. >> it is now 7:11 and we want to talk about the man behind the manti te'o hoax breaks his silence. his motivation behind the hoax is coming up. >> the ravens and the 49ers hit the practice field for the first time this week. sports breakfast is next. >> plus, we have speed cameras and red light cameras. today begins another crack down on the roads that could get you $100 ticket in the district. what you need to know to watch out for. >> and as we head to the break, another live view of that water rescue taking place in montgomery county. one of two water rescues going on right now. they've had 7 during the overnight and early morning hours. more about all of this in a few moments. fox 5 morning news will be right back. it's 7:12. [ female announcer ] pillsbury crescents are awesome. but when i cook
stories, the hostage stand off continues three days after it began. jimmy lee dykes has been holding a 5 year old boy hostage since tuesday afternoon. killed a bus driver and kidnapped the boy. dykes and the boy are held up in an under ground shelter. no reason to believe the boy is hurt. >> to arizona now where the search is on for a killer. police say 70-year-old arthur harman opened fire inside a phoenix law firm yesterday. three people were struck. 48-year-old ceo died at the hospital. two other victims are in critical condition. >>> and in illinois, an illinois teen who performed at the inauguration was killed by a stray bullet. president obama and the first lady's prayers are with the family. she was shot in the back while talking with friends and is the 42nd person to be murdered in chicago this month. that troop took part in the presidential inauguration festivities. >>> just one of the gun victims that law makers refer to at a hearing on gun control. former congress woman gabby giffords made a surprise appearance. called for more school security and mental health resources to cu
the suspect as jimmy lee dykes, the owner of the same property that s.w.a.t. teams have descended upon and where the gunman is holed up in an underground bunker with a young boy. >> at this time we have no reason to believe that the child has been harmed. >> reporter: neighbors say he has long been a problem. >> i always called him mean man. >> reporter: the 65-year-old reportedly a military veteran who missed a court hearing where he was to face charges for menacing neighbors. police radio traffic captured the chaos he 'ledgedly caused. >> just had a bus driver shot. possibly deceased. >> the suspect has removed a child from the bus. they're on foot -- >> reporter: parents of other children on the bus panicked. >> nobody called and told me anything. now he jumps in her car. i'm going to look for my son. i called home. he's not home. >> reporter: but police say dykes took just one child, a boy who happens to need special medications, now stuck in a hole difficult for s.w.a.t. teams to reach. >> we ask for prayer for all the families involved, and law enforcement is here working tireles
that officers after speaking to neighbors and acquaintances of jimmy lee dykes described him as strongly anti-government in his views, as you said anti-america, whatever that may mean and he also described him as a survivalist, which seems fairly obvious, given the bunker that he dug in his backyard. >> so we're familiar with the term survivalist from this show on table, "dooms day preppers." is this the kind of guy we're talking about? those people don't seem particularly dangerous. >> i think doomsday preppers tv show tends to feature all kinds of different people looking for various types. in reality the survivalist movement is dominated by people with extremely right wing views and fears and generally those fears center around what the government is going to do. these people very widely feel that government has very bad plans for the rest of us around the corner, that some catastrophe is looming. we saw the survivalist movement really take off in a couple of instances in the last few years one around the so-called y2k bug the fear that computers were going to collapse when the clocked rol
reported last hour that jimmy lee dykes still has the little 6-year-old boy inside the bunker on his property, stemming from the alleged bus attack that happened 4:00 yesterday afternoon. >> as we talked about earlier it is unclear if there's any connection between the alleged shooter and the 6-year-old boy, if they're related in any way and there are reports that that little boy is doing fine, that he's been fed and i guess gotten some medicine as well but beyond that it's unclear. what a bizarre story. we'll keep watching that one as well. >>> we're watching wall street, too, where we could hit an all-time high. stocks closed high we are the dow settling 50 points away from the 14,000 mark, 00 points shy of an all-time high, s&p 500 closed at 1508, 16 points from a record high. christine has a look at that for us. >> good morning, stocks have been rising for five years, it's been a five-year bull market and just now people are starting to get convinced. you see lots of money coming into the market, very close to all-time highs. the dow within 210 points of all-time highs. what is h
tell, that is not the case. we do know that the 65-year-old man, jimmy lee dykes had mental issues and he apparently just stormed the bus. we do not know the reason why as of yet bute do not know also if he targeted this bus. it doesn't seem like that's the case. >> what about this child? why did he take this particular little boy? >> reporter: well, it's been reported that this little boy could be a special needs child and perhaps even autistic. once the gunshots were fired at the bus driver, the other kids were able to get off the bus but this was the one boy that was not able to do so, and that's why he was taken. >> just a final question for you, the 65-year-old suspect, he's been building this bunker for, what, the last two years or four months? why does he have a bunker? >> reporter: to be honest, we do not know the answer to that question. we just know that he has been building this bunker for several, for quite some time and we do know this, because he's been doing it for such a long time, he even reportedly has enough food and supplies to last him inside that bunker for fo
the suspect, 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes likely has enough food and supplies to remain under ground for weeks. dykes has been communicating with police through a pipe extending from the bunker to the surface. what's more, the young hostage is a child with autism. dykes has allowed the boy to watch television. and have some medication. overnight, the community on edge. >> god would intervene in this situation. >> reporter: praying for the 5-year-old boy, still being held by the man who abducted him at gunpoint tuesday afternoon. nearly 40 hours have passed since school bus driver charles poland heroically tried to prevent the kidnapping. but he was shot to death. now, all of the fears are focused on the boy's safety. >> pray. pray. >> reporter: what do police do now? >> i believe in prayer. i just pray that we can resolve this peaceably. we have a lot of people here. a lot of volunteers. a lot of law enforcement agencies here to do what they can to get this job done. >> reporter: former fbi lead hostage negotiator, chris boss, says it is essential for police to be patient. >> the more patient
monitoring the situation since tuesday. the suspect jimmy lee dykes stormed the school bus, killed the driver, snatched the child and took the little boy into an under ground bunker about 8 feet below ground. police believe dykes has enough food and water to last him several days. elizabeth pran is live at the scene. >> i want you to see how active the crime scene is. up at the top of the hill the fbi convening. we see the crime scene in consultant motion. -- constant motion. we spoke to the police chief he gave us details about the bunker. it's about 4 by 6 feet meaning it's 4 feet wide. it's the size of a rectangle. 4 wide 6 feet long and 8 feet deep. i doesn't know how many supplies he has for how long stored up there. he does know and can confirm they are communicating with the suspect through that pvc pipe they are talking about. the pvc pipe is about 60 feet long. the neighbors describe it as protruding out of what seems to be a homemade fence outside of his driveway. he says the boy is safe. he can confirm he is getting medication. he skaz the family is holding up. although this is ver
is described as a tornado bunker. a close source to the investigation describes him as 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes. a source describes him as survivalist who distrusts the government. and neighbors describe him as a loner, always menacing. >> this man has exhibited for years signs of instability. >> does he scare you? >> he terrified me. he was basically a ticking time bomb. >> reporter: on tuesday afternoon, the police source says the gunman boarded a stopped school bus near this church and demanded a few random children come with him. it's not clear why. the bus driver, 66-year-old charles poland junior refused to let any children go and when dykes shot poland multiple times killing him. as officers closed in, witnesses who shot this cell phone video say the suspect grabbed one of the children who had fainted and took the kindergartener to his property near by. the child has been identified simply by his first name, ethan. he turns 6 in a few weeks. in midland city, vigils wednesday night to pray for ethan and remember the bus driver. >> he's definitely a hero because he did everything he
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